I. CALL TO ORDER
a. Roll Call – Mayor Knox will confirm each member of the board is present.
a. Arbor Day 2021
a. Davidson Main Street Grant Awards
Summary: The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners allocated $15,000 in this year’s budget to fund the Davidson Main Street Business Grant to further their strategic goal of historic preservation. The goals of the program are to provide direct financial benefit to small businesses; retain and create jobs in association with small businesses; and spur private investment in association with small businesses located in our local historic district.
b. Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO)
2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Summary: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan defines the policies, programs and projects to be implemented through 2050 in order to reduce congestion, improve safety, support land use plans, and provide mobility choices in the CRTPO planning area. It also addresses the goals and objectives of the CRTPO, the various components of the transportation planning process, socio-economic and financial assumptions, and transportation-related environmental and health issues. For more information, visit https://2050mtp.org/.
IV. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
V. TOWN OF DAVIDSON COVID-19 RESPONSE
Summary: Town staff and the board of commissioners will continue to discuss the Town of Davidson COVID-19 response and how to protect the public health in Davidson.
VI. DISCUSSION - Items for discussion are typically when the board will engage on a topic and no vote is planned.
a. Livability Board Recommendation for FY2022 Non-Profit Grant Process
Gina Carmon, Parks & Recreation Manager
George Berger, Livability Board Chair
Summary: The board of commissioners has asked the Livability Board to review the Non-Profit Grant process, specifically the requirement or policy that Non-Profits requesting funding cannot request funds that would cover “operational expenses”. The Livability Board discussed allowing Non Profit Grant applicants to apply for operational funding up to 3 years after establishing a 501©(3) status. The Livability Board voted to recommend allowing Non-Profit organizations to apply for operational funding for up to one year after establishing a 501©(3) status. This item is for discussion only. The board is asked to provide feedback and will consider approval of the recommendation at the March 23 meeting.
b. Consider Approval of Charlotte Water waterline extension project to
Jamie Justice, Town Manager
Summary: Charlotte Water, the utility that provides public water and sewer services to properties within the city limits of Davidson per the 1984 agreement between the City of Charlotte and the Town of Davidson, is proposing a water line extension project. There are two aspects of the project; the first is the replacement of the existing water line in town to improve the current system within the city limits and secondly, building upon that upgrade is the ability to extend a water line north from the city limit line to the Davidson Pointe neighborhood, which is in the Davidson city limits (in Iredell County) but does not currently have water service provided by Charlotte Water.
When the Davidson Pointe neighborhood was approved and began, it received sewer service from Charlotte Water, but the water service was not able to be extended for service to the neighborhood at that time. Instead, a community well system was created to serve the neighborhood until Charlotte Water was able to extend water service. The water lines in the neighborhood were specified to Charlotte Water standards in preparation for eventual connection to Charlotte Water service. The restrictive covenants were written to provide for this connection to Charlotte Water and the developer has made that request. Connecting to Charlotte Water service will also improve fire protection for the neighborhood.
In regards to schedule, Charlotte Water has informed staff that a decision by the town on the extension to Davidson Pointe needs to be made in March as the design-build contract and project is underway and the termination point needs to be determined. This water line extension request was previously discussed by the board at the February 11, 2020 and February 25, 2020 board meetings. Further discussion was planned for the June 9th, 2020 board meeting but was removed from the agenda in order to provide additional time to work out more of the details and to schedule engagement with the neighborhood residents. A virtual meeting with the Davidson Pointe neighborhood HOA board was held January 6th. Also, a virtual meeting with the Davidson Pointe neighborhood, Charlotte Water, developer, and Town of Davidson Fire Chief to discuss the waterline extension was held on February 2nd. This item was discussed at the March 9 board meeting.
The town board is asked to consider approval of the Charlotte Water water line extension into Iredell County to the Davidson Pointe neighborhood as proposed.
c. Consider Approval of 5 year pavement plan
Doug Wright, Project Manager
Summary: At the February 23 meeting, staff presented the results of a recent pavement condition survey and a proposed resurfacing plan for 2021-2026. The board is asked to approve the 2021-2026 5 year pavement plan.
d. Discuss Recognition of David Auger, former MI-Connection/Continuum CEO
Jamie Justice, Town Manager
Summary: In late 2019, the towns of Mooresville and Davidson sold the Continuum broadband and cable operation to TDS. In May of 2019, the Continuum CEO David Auger passed away. He had been the CEO for 8 years and had laid the groundwork for improving the system’s viability as an asset which led ultimately to the successful sale. The two towns had informal discussions of a way to recognize David for his service to the communities. Those discussions were put on hold to get through the sale. Recently a citizen suggested considering some type of naming of an award after David Auger, specifically the Davidson Main Street Grant Award. Because of the broad impact David had on Mooresville and Davidson as well as the entire Continuum service area in helping bring Continuum to a sale, one idea discussed was to create an award through the Lake Norman and Mooresville Chambers of commerce serving this area. This item is for discussion only.
e. Public Facilities Update and Consider Approval of Contract Change Order
Karen Whichard, Assistant Town Manager
Summary: During the course of targeted demolition work at 251 South Street, the contractor found additional asbestos in all the ceilings in the school as well as the plaster walls in the auditorium. Previous sampling and testing did not reveal the asbestos, so additional funds will be required to proceed with abatement of the asbestos and removal of the ceilings.
The town board will be asked to approve a change order in the amount not to exceed $239,578 to the contract with Edifice in order to complete this work.
f. Review Upcoming Agenda Items
Jamie Justice, Town Manager
Summary: The Town Manager will review upcoming agenda items.
VII. SUMMARIZE MEETING ACTION ITEMS - Town Manager will summarize items where the board has requested action items for staff.
VIII. CLOSED SESSION
a. NCGS§143-318.11 (a)(3) Consult with Attorney - Attorney-client privilege